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3 years ago

Anybody else get a Droid Charge early?

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Read our Droid Charge initial review

It's the feel-good story of the year. Boy calls Target. Target has Droid Charge. Boy drives to Target, buys Droid Charge, but it won't activate. Target/Radio Shack dude does a little magic, and the Droid Charge is up and running.

And that's just one of many stories floating around the Android Central Forums -- the greatest Android Forums around, by the way.

We still don't know exactly when the Droid Charge will officially go on sale -- a Tuesday re-launch following last week's postponement due to an LTE outage seems to have fallen through. But handfuls of you are getting them. And that sort of thing makes us feel all warm and fuzzy.

Source: Android Forums

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3 years ago

US Cellular CDMA price sheet leaked

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An anonymous tipster has sent us the latest price sheets from US Cellular, and it has it's fair share of Android phones.  From the low end Samsung Gem, to the holy grail of the HTC Merge, it lists all US Cellular has to offer. 

A couple things of interest --

  • The LG Apex ($249) and the LG Optimus U ($199) both have a prepaid option
  • The $55 dollar monthly plan for a Galaxy Tab will save you $200 on the up-front costs ($299 versus the $499 cost with the $15 monthly plan)
  • The LG Genesis checks in at $450 off contract, and $250 with a two-year smartphone plan.

All these prices are before the standard rebates, if any apply.  Makes you realize -- our toys are awfully expensive, aren't they?  The full price sheet is after the break.

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

ColorNote 3.0 brings new functionality and bug fixes

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Popular note-taking app ColorNote has been updated to version 3.0, which adds new functionality and a host of bug fixes. New features include the ability to double-tap to edit notes and select words, wiki-style markup for linking to other notes, and a re-vamped UI.

ColorNote 3.0 is available now on the Android Market, and will be rolling out on the Amazon App Store shortly. Join us after the break for a video showing off some of the new features in the latest version, along with the all-important Market link and QR code.

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3 years ago

LG Genesis specs -- every last one

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Just a little bit ago we broke the news of the LG Genesis, a clamshell device that appears destined for US Cellular. And now we give you full specs on the device. While the form factor won't appeal to everyone, this device could certainly make a lot of folks happy, and put Android in the hands of even more users. So, will this be your next device? Hit the break for one more image, and then be sure to hop in the forums and start some discussion!

Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

Android Central's Annual Twitter Client Poll

It's no surprise at this point -- Android lovers are huge fans of Twitter, and even bigger fans of variety in applications to use. No one wants to be forced to use a particular application, and everyone likes different applications for various features. Whether it's the name, the icon, the features, the colors, or just because it is all you have tried, we want to know, what is your favorite Twitter client for Android? Hop in the forums and vote, but also be sure to let us know what your choice was, and why that application is best for you!

And while you're at it, make sure you're one of our nearly 78,000 followers!

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3 years ago

ThunderBolt software update rolling in waves; who's got it?

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According to a tweet sent from Verizon's official @VZWSupport account, beginning today, HTC Thunderbolt users will start receiving that software update we've all been patiently waiting for.

@VZWSupport: New s/w update being pushed out to Thunderbolt devices, in stages, beginning today. Visit http://bit.ly/lXxeeh for details *JB

To freshen your memories, the update will bring the Thunderbolt's software version up to build number 1.13.605.7, and will bring with it improved 3G data connectivity, SMS and MMS messaging fixes, and more. (The shot above has the full list of fixes and improvements.)

There's a massive conga line of people awaiting the update in our ThunderBolt forums, so sound off if you've got it.

Source: @VZWSupport. Thanks, Drootz!

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3 years ago

Google Voice integration with Sprint now live for all

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When news first broke about the partnership with Google Voice and Sprint, many were wondering how it would be pulled off, and others were left jealous that it wasn't with all carriers. Either way, we took a look at it ourselves a few weeks ago, and now it is available to all Sprint customers. You'll have the option to either keep their current number and use it as Google Voice, or use their Google Voice number on their Sprint device. If you haven't already, be sure to check out all the details, and get yourself enrolled today!

Source: Google Voice Blog

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3 years ago

Motorola Atrix updates rolling out; how's it going for you?

A few days ago we got word that the Motorola Atrix was to be expecting an OTA update that would bring many enhancements and fixes to the device. And today's the day, folks, with version 4.1.83 rolling out now. We would love to hear your thoughts and experience so far in the forums, and if not be sure to manually check for the update now!

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3 years ago

Android April version numbers stay relatively unchanged from the previous month

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Google just released the latest batch of numbers showing us how many devices are on on which version of Android.

The big picture didn't change much in April -- Froyo still dominates, growing to 65.9 percent, up from 63.9 percent a month ago. Gingerbread -- in this case Android 2.3 and 2.3.3 -- climbed a tad, to 1 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Honeycomb's up one-tenth of one percent, to 0.3 percent. The only version of Eclair -- Android 2.1 -- on the list is at 24.5 percent, down a few percentage points for last month.

Meanwhile, legacy versions Cupcake (Android 1.5) and Donut (Android 1.6) continue to wither, at 2.3 percent and 3 percent.

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3 years ago

LG Genesis: Verizon's cast-off enV Pro finds new life on US Cellular

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What's this? A clamshell Android device? that's right, folks, it's the LG Genesis, apparently destined for US Cellular. If it looks familiar, it's the old enV Pro that once was destined for Verizon but, like the HTC Merge, never saw the light of day.

But it's back, and it's kept that dual-screen form factor we've traditionally seen on feature phones. Here are the specs as we know them: (Update: No, make that the full specs)

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3.5-inch external touchscreen at 480x800
  • 3.2-inch internal touchscreen at 480x800
  • Five-row QWERTY keyboard
  • 5MP camera, max video resolution 640x480
  • 430MB of internal memory
  • 8GB microSD card
  • DLNA multimedia sharing
  • Size: 4.72 inches x 2.43x0.66
  • battery: 1500 mAh
  • Weight: 6 ounces

No word yet on pricing or availability, but we're more than a little curious to get our hands on the Genesis, especially with other dual-screen phones like the Kyocera Echo already on the streets. We've got one more pic after the break.

Thanks, anon!

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